Tiger caught on the loose in Houston neighborhood finally captured
Police finally found the Bengal tiger they were searching for a week, as it had been seen walking around the neighborhood in Houston.
After nearly a week searching for a lost tiger, they've found it on the streets of Houston, Texas neighborhood.
The tiger named India, was rescued safely, last Saturday night, after the owner of the animal called the Police and said that he wanted to deliver the feline.
The animal was taken to an animal shelter, so it will receive the necessary care.
The question is, what was a tiger on the loose doing in the neighborhood? Well, he ran away from one of the houses where they kept him as a pet. He just jumped over the fence of the house and escaped.
The tiger had been seen for a week in the neighborhood. Neighbors uploaded a video to social networks where the feline was seen wandering down the street, then a man approached and took him away in a truck. So the police looked for the man and when they arrested him, the tiger was not with him.
It's illegal to own a tiger in Houston. So the police charged this man, named Victor Cuevas, with felony evading police. However, the man assured that he doesn't own the tiger. Cuevas' attorney said that he was sometimes one of the caretakers.
Finally, as we said this past Saturday, the tiger was seen again and this time it was captured where it'ill be taken to a shelter.
It is not known how many more exotic animals live illegally in private homes.
Source: Abc News